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August 2014

August 2014

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    Animal Encounters at the Orpheum

    Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake. 

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St, Champaign , IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • October 1, 2013 - December 30, 2014

    Orpheum Toddler Tuesday

    Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.

    Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • October 7, 2013 - September 29, 2014

    Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local Music Scene 1980-1986

    Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal civil rights for all citizens.

    Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Location: 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
  • January 15, 2014 - December 17, 2014

    Weekly Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    Every Wednesday

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 55 E Main Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: memphisonmain.com/
  • January 16, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Comedy Karaoke - Open Mic Stand Up Night

    Every other Thursday Night Champaign-Urbana Comedy allows you a chance to get on stage and try your hand at Stand Up Comedy. Perform along side feature acts from Comedy Clubs across the Midwest, as well as local performers and even first timers (that could be you!)

    Only so many spots a show, so sign ups are done in advance. This is an Open Mic, so anyone can sign up. Want to get on stage and tell some jokes or a funny story? E-mail jesse@cucomedy.com to find out availability.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 207 W Clark, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.theclarkbar.com/
  • April 21, 2014 - March 20, 2015

    World War I with America’s March King

    John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916.  

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • May 1, 2014 - November 27, 2014

    Sustainable Student Farm Market

    Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Sustainable Student Farm on Anniversary Plaza behind the Illini Union, 1401 W Green St. on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The market will then be moved to the Student Farm cold storage area (Windsor and Race) and open for sales from 4:15- 6 p.m. A few pop-up locations will also be scheduled throughout the season with a “Folding Farm” produce cart. 

    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: University of Illinois Campus , Urbana, IL
    Website: thefarm.illinois.edu/
  • May 2, 2014 - August 22, 2014

    Prairie Skies

    Fridays through August 22 A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight from your backyard in this traditional planetarium show. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door. No show on July 4.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • May 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    CU Sunday Market

    Every Sunday

    Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL

    Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • May 24, 2014 - September 13, 2014

    2014 Music Among the Vines concert

    Alto Vineyards has been a leader in the Illinois wine industry for over 20 years and has won over 700 awards in both national and international competitions. At its location here in Champaign, Alto Vineyards is now making a name for itself as a music venue. Situated far enough from the city to be a refreshing change from the bar scene and close enough for a quick drive out, Alto Vineyards presents the best of both worlds in the realm of local music and Illinois wine.

    Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 4210 N. Duncan Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: altovineyards.net/
  • May 30, 2014 - August 22, 2014

    Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

    Fridays through August 22

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • June 11, 2014 - September 3, 2014

    On Farm Sales & Open House

    Visit Prairie Fruits Farm every Wednesday in the summer to sample and purchase their award-winning goat cheese! Don't miss out on a variety of flavors of goat's milk gelato. U-Pick is also available on Wednesdays when fruit is available. Special guests and vendors rotate each week, so visit prairiefruits.com for more information.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: prairiefruits.com
  • June 14, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Fitness in the Forest

    Join us for a morning of healthy and fun fitness activities incorporating cardio, strength training, and stretching in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Close-toed shoes, sun protection, mat/towel, water bottle, and comfortable clothing are recommended. Meet at the showerhouse parking lot. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather; please contact us if you have a question. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or campnaturalist@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Location: 3485 CR 2700E, Penfield, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • June 16, 2014 - August 25, 2014

    Playscape Mondays

    Join us for Playscape Mondays, each Monday from June 2 to August 25! A naturalist will be on hand with exploratory tools and/or a live animal! Remember to dress to get dirty. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or sclementz@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 1, 2014 - June 24, 2016

    Pogo Studio: Capturing the Sounds of the Champaign-Urbana Music Scene 1985-2014

    Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature.  The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 2, 2014 - August 30, 2014

    Yoga on the Hill

    Join us every Saturday in August for Yoga on the Hill! Guest yoga instructors will lead this weekly program for adults. Beginners are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. Registration is not required. $5 suggested donation.

    For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org. Please note that programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

    Time: 8:00 am
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • August 6, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    Tour the Historic Virginia Theatre

    Tours Every Wednesday
    Walk back in time to 1921 with a tour of the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia is now proud to offering weekly guided tours – free of charge – each and every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. 

     

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org/
  • August 9, 2014 - August 23, 2014

    Coyote Explores the Earth, Sun & Moon

    Saturdays through August 23

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • August 15, 2014 - August 27, 2014

    The BARE Project

    Opening Reception: August 15th, 6:30pm
    Gallery Hours: M-F 6pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm

    "We deserve to be comfortable in our own skin. Everyone does."

    The BARE Project is a photography series created by Emily Otnes, Anna Longworth, and Alisa Greene. It focuses on unique individuals within Champaign-Urbana's community, reminding us that beauty has no definition other than what we decide for ourselves through our passions and unique stories.

     

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 9 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.indi-go-art.com
  • August 18, 2014 - September 20, 2014

    Annual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

    The newly named Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is proud to present the Annual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, opening Monday, August 18. The exhibit is an annual showcase of art created by faculty and includes sculpture, painting, photography, metals, ceramics, graphic design and digital media. An opening reception for the artists and a ceremony honoring the new name of the gallery in honor of Donna Giertz will take place Thursday, August 21. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/gallery
  • August 19, 2014 - August 3, 2015

    Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI

    As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war.  However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 21, 2014

    Opening Reception: 2014 Parkland College Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

    The newly named Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is proud to present the Annual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, opening Monday, August 18. The exhibit is an annual showcase of art created by faculty and includes sculpture, painting, photography, metals, ceramics, graphic design and digital media. An opening reception for the artists and a ceremony honoring the new name of the gallery in honor of Donna Giertz will take place Thursday, August 21. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/gallery
  • August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014

    39th Annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

    The 39th Annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is Champaign County's largest free festival! This year's event is filled with family friendly activities including a children's inflatable area, arts, crafts, and food from 30 different vendors, many of which are local. The Motor Muster Car Show returns again featuring the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. The One Community Together stage has a performance line-up sure to plase everyone with a variety of free activities for all ages. The Miller Main stage line-up includes legendary rock musician Eddie Money!

    Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: Main St., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanasweetcornfestival.com
  • August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014

    Sangamon River Music Festival

    Join us in downtown Mahomet, IL for the annual Sangamon River Music Festival. Entertainment is free for everyone. Carnival Rides, Food Court, Beer Tent, Vendors, Music and more. This year's musical line up:

    FRIDAY, August 22nd
    5:30p Tons O' Fun Band
    7:30p Strung Out
    9:30p Head East (National Pop Rock)

    SATURDAY, August 23rd
    12:00n Citizen Way (National Christian Band)
    6:00p The Flaming Churros
    6:45p Outbound Drive
    8:00p Ryan Ideus & Fuedin Hillbillys
    10:00p Chris Cagle (National Country Artist)

    Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Location: Main Street, Mahomet, IL
    Website: mahometchamberofcommerce.com/pages/SangamonRiverMusicFestival/
  • August 22, 2014

    Bats at the Bridge

    A single Illinois bat can eat up to 3,000 insects each night! Join us to learn more about these ecologically important mammals and how white-nose syndrome is affecting their populations. After a short presentation indoors, we will head over to the Covered Bridge to look for the bats that roost there. $3 per person; children 2 and under are FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • August 24, 2014

    The University YMCA's Dump & Run: The BIG Sale

    From furniture to bikes to other reusable, quality household items, find great stuff at a fraction of the cost and support one great cause! Join us this Saturday (8/23) and Sunday (8/24) at the U of I Stock Pavilion.

    Sun Aug 24, 2014 11am – 2pm
    $3 bag sale and 1/2 price furniture

    2:30pm-4:00pm "Free Sale"

    Where: U of I Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana

    For more information, visit: universityymca.org/dump_and_run/

    Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 1402 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/dump_and_run/
  • August 24, 2014

    Gospel Jazz Fest at Hessel Park

    Sit back, relax, and listen to the sounds of great local bands. Bring your lawn chair and a snack, and the concert is free! 

     

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: Valley Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/programs-events/event-calendar
  • August 25, 2014

    Museum Mondays: Come & Get It!

    It's almost harvest season! Come and see how our garden has grown and learn how to harvest some of our amazing produce – it's all organic and best of all, it's FREE! For more info: (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org

    Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • August 26, 2014 - August 28, 2014

    Back to the Future at the Virginia Theatre

    The Virginia Theatre proudly announces the return of The Best of the Summer Blockbusters Series. 
     
    Catch the best the big screen has to offer, all at a great price and at the newly restored Virginia Theatre! See your all-time favorite summer blockbusters on the Virginia’s massive screen (and through our new 4k Digital Projector), for only $4.00 each! 

    For information call the box office at 217-356-9063. Hope to see you there! 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.thevirginia.org/shows/film
  • August 28, 2014

    Krannert Uncorked

    Mark your calendar to join us from 5 to 7pm almost every Thursday for Krannert Uncorked. Meet up with colleagues, collaborators, friends, and family for a free sampling of delectable selections from area beverage distributors—it’s the perfect way to unwind, reconnect, engage anew, or simply enjoy the complimentary cheese and crackers!

    On the first and third Thursday of each month, you can also experience the best in local music, live on Stage 5 during Krannert Uncorked.

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
  • August 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars

    To complement "La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I", the exhibition "After the Front Line" presents works by artists who served in various capacities during World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45). Viewers gain a sense of how military conflict can profoundly influence one’s artistic practice, as well as how it can alter artists’ worldviews and attitudes toward society. Some of the exhibited works offer scathing social commentaries while others expose the atrocious aftermath of war.

    Time: (All day)
    Champaign, IL
    Website: http://kam.illinois.edu/
  • August 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Goya's War: Los Desastres de la Guerra

    Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) created eighty etchings that comprise Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) in reaction to the Napoleonic invasion of Spain and the political turmoil that followed. The exhibition reconsiders the artist’s endeavor within its historical context by presenting the etchings in five groups—Carnage, Atrocity, Martyrdom, Famine, and Emphatic Caprices—that reveal Goya’s stylistic evolution over the four years (1810–14) during which he etched these plates.

    Time: (All day)
    Champaign, IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu/
  • August 30, 2014 - August 31, 2014

    "Kick out Hunger" Soccer Tournament

    The Parkland College Men’s Soccer team will host a “Kick out Hunger” soccer tournament, benefiting the Wesley Food Pantry at Parkland, Aug. 30 and 31 at the soccer fields on the campus’s north side. 

    Eight college soccer teams representing Illinois, Indiana and Wyoming will participate in the two-day tournament. Games take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, a Women’s Soccer game will be played at noon on both days.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: gofundme.com/Parkland-Kick-Out-Hunger
  • August 30, 2014

    Illini Football vs. Youngstown State

    Join us for a day of food, fun, and football! The University of Illinois football team will kick-off with season with a game against Youngstown State at Memorial Stadium. Catch the Illini Walk, enjoy yourself at the Illini Street Fest, and don't miss the Marching Illini Public Warm-up ... we'll see you there! 

    For more information please visit www.fightingillini.com 

  • August 30, 2014 - August 31, 2014

    Camp Out at Kaufman Lake

    Spend the night out with us at Kaufman Lake! Bring 
    your tents and sleeping bags and enjoy free food and 
    s‘mores while participating in a variety of activities 
    including stories around the camp fire, a DJ with 
    contests, a night-hike scavenger hunt, and more! 

    Time: 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
    Location: 2702 Springfield Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • August 31, 2014

    New Orleans Jazz Machine at Hessel Park

    Sit back, relax, and listen to the sounds of great local bands. Bring your lawn chair and a snack, and the concert is free! 

     

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: Valley Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignparkdistrict.com/programs-events/event-calendar

August 2014